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of the predecessors in my seat, on the court, i do not jackson. >> rose: there you go. >> who was fdr. >> rose: a prosecutor. >> former prosecutor. >> rose: as nuremberg. >> and also former attorney general. >> rose: what did you like about him? >> i liked about him that he was usually on the right side of the case, which means he was adhering to the text and secondly he was a magnificent stylist, he was the best writer on the court in the 20th century, if not forever. he wrote beautifully. >> rose: you love language, don't you. >> i love language. and for that background, you know, i am a snoot, it stands for syntax, nerds of our time. it refers to people who get upset when they hear, infer -- infer to mean imply or when they hear i commented recent think -- >> rose: you hate bad grammar. >> oh, gosh. i was on an airline recently and i commented on this and over the pa system and this is driven into people's ears hundreds of thousands of times, by someone who is hired to communicate, the rules of the faa require that your baggage is under the seat -- >> rose: is under the seat. >> i mean, it
purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished gentleman. let me say good morning and wish america a wonderful season but more importantly, i hope everyone had a blessed thanksgiving, and that is what i'd like to speak about. this whole idea of giving thanks and recognizing where we are today. before i start that, very briefly, let me encourage my colleagues to join me in supporting the congressional gold medal mulawa. we fail to recognize children. she was a little girl in pakistan who was willing to stand up to the taliban to say we too deserve education. she is being promoted as person of the year. i hope congress will celebrate her as well. i mention thanksgiving and i believe it's important to focus on that. i ask my colleagues to gather their wits about them, to gather their wits as we reflect on what will approach us in january of 2013. it not be the declin
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